Age: 5 years
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy Level: Low
Fence: Not required
Gets Along With:
✓ Female Dogs
X Male Dogs
Adoption fee: $275
Physical appearance: Redd is a red and rust male with natural ears and a docked tail. He’s average size for a male weighing in at 88lbs.
Personality: Redd is a level 5 velcro dog that absolutely loves people. Attention is what he craves and cuddling on the couch with you is his favorite way to get it. He’s generally pretty low energy choosing to hang around his foster mom over laying too much. He’ll play with his foster sister sometimes when she just refuses to let up. He’s good with kids, even smaller ones, and does well tithe cats in the home too. He’s just a very happy, very chill boy.
Why he’s in rescue: Redd’s story started out standard enough for rescue. A friend of one of our fosters contacted her about her ex-husbands dog. He had a Doberman that had been relegated to the yard and that was in desperate need of vet care. He had found out that Redd had heartworms and instead of treating them, he just tossed him aside. After a lot of begging and pleading from both the ex-wife and the kids, he finally decided to turn him over to rescue so we could get him the help he needs.
Manners and training: You really can’t ask for better behaved than Redd. He knows how to sit, lay down, speak, shake, and comes when called. He’s crate trained and potty trained and walks beautifully on a leash, just hanging out beside his foster mom when going for a stroll. He’s not destructive and completely trustworthy outside of the crate.
Special Needs: Redd was diagnosed with melanoma shortly after coming into rescue. The good news is he was a perfect candidate for the vaccine, and so long as he continues to receive the vaccine every 6 months he will live a normal, happy life. The vaccine is not cheap and runs about $1000. He also has chronic bronchitis or COPD which requires medication but is also easily manageable. The cost of his care should be taken into consideration when making the decision to bring Redd into your home, but if you’re willing to take that on he is the best boy you could ask for.
Vetting: All our dogs are brought up to date on rabies, Bordetella, and combo, negative for intestinal parasites, spayed and microchipped before adoption. Redd is currently undergoing heartworm treatment and will complete it before he is adopted to his new home.